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Taylors shiraz wins double gold
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Family owned Clare Valley winery, Taylors, is delighted to have been awarded gold medals for two of its premium shiraz wines; 2003 St Andrews Shiraz and 2005 Jaraman Shiraz at the prestigious 2008 International Wine Challenge in London.
At the same time, across the channel in France, the 2002 St Andrews Shiraz and the 2003 St Andrews Shiraz were each awarded gold medals in the 2008 Syrah du Monde competition. The Taylors 2002 St Andrews Shiraz was further honoured by featuring in the list of the top 10 wines overall.
A delighted Chief Winemaker, Adam Eggins commented, “This is a terrific result not only for our winemaking team at Taylors, but also for Clare Valley shiraz. We've long believed the Clare to be a special place for shiraz; it’s all about definition of varietal flavour, balance and poise in expression of power.
“The Clare is cooler than both the Barossa and the McLaren Vale due to its high altitude. However can also be warmer during the days. This results in wines with more elegance, more aromatic perfume, whilst retaining the richness that South Australian Shiraz are renowned for.
“The unique terroir, and micro climate combined with some stunning, old, low yielding relatively dry grown fruit makes for a potent and rewarding combination. We're delighted the judges agree with us."